Shelter from the war? For Israel’s Arabs, not so much
Most Israeli civilian casualties from the Gaza conflict have been Bedouin, but the state isn’t solely at fault: Arab local governments don’t invest in civil defense.
In the 2006 Second Lebanon War, 44 Israeli civilians were killed, including 19 Arabs. In the current hostilities, three Israeli civilians, including one Bedouin Arab, have died so far. Most of the relatively small number of Israeli civilians who have been seriously injured by rocket fire from the Gaza Strip in the current round of fighting have been Bedouin, including two girls who were...
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